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Watch Octopuses Meet for Blind Date, Tricky Sex

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

On February 14, Hazel and Franklin will meet for a blind date. There is a good chance things will get heavy; it will likely be the first -- and possibly the last -- chance either has for sex in their adult lives. There is also a small chance Franklin will get eaten.

Barbuda Sets a New Standard for Marine Protection in the Caribbean

Amber Jackson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Earlier this week the Barbuda Council signed into law a sweeping set of new ocean-management regulations that zone the coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish a network of marine sanctuaries.

How to Launch a 13-Ton Submarine, Part 1

Craig Musburger | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Craig Musburger

When word comes from the deep that the sub is done with its work and is returning to the surface, the LRT divers suit back up and reverse the process -- essentially landing the sub on the barge underwater like a fighter jet hitting the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Scientists Wrong About Crabs, New Study Suggests

Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/16/2013 06:03 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have long held that crabs are unable to ...

PHOTOS: 5 Can't-Miss Scuba Spots

Smithsonian | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel

So we go, tanks and tubes and valves flowing with pressurized air, into the finest Scuba diving destinations in the world.

Planet Ocean: Riding a Green Ship to the Future We Want - Project Kaisei

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Liz Thomson

Hundreds of square miles of ocean, just North West of Hawaii, are covered thick with floating human garbage. The ocean doesn't clean itself.